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Events Tag: K'wan

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Past Events

Ann Hood – Brooklyn Book Festival, North Stage, Brooklyn, NY

“Brutality and Faith.” Ann Hood’s Providence Noir and Phil Klay’s Redeployment are linked story collections that create a panoramic view of the violence and optimism in each setting, while K’wan’s No Shade illustrates these themes through the unforeseen twists of planning a wedding. These acclaimed authors discuss how these themes unfold in their writing. Moderated […]

Shannon Holmes, Albert “Prodigy” Johnson, K’wan – Harlem Book Fair, Countee Cullen Library Auditorium, New York, NY

“Writing Hard Time: Infamous Books, Infamous Authors.” Featuring Shannon Holmes (Caught Up), Albert “Prodigy” Johnson (H.N.I.C.), and K’wan (Black Lotus). Moderated by Wes Jackson, president of Brooklyn Bodega and executive director of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival.

Albert “Prodigy” Johnson, K’wan, Johnny Temple – Brooklyn Historial Society, Brooklyn, NY

“Told It First Hand: Conversations with Hip-Hop’s ‘Do-ers’.” Brooklyn Bodega’s Wes Jackson sits down with Albert “Prodigy” Johnson (H.N.I.C.), best-selling author K’wan (Black Lotus), and Johnny Temple of Akashic Books to talk about hip hop’s next frontier: the literary world. $10 general admission; $5 for BHS and G-W Members.

K’wan – Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn, NY

Scene of the Crime. Murder becomes personal in these thrillers by some of today’s most exciting crime fiction writers. A.X. Ahmad (The Last Taxi Ride), S.J. Rozan (pseudonym Sam Cabot, Skin of the Wolf), and K’wan (Black Lotus) tackle homicides, conspiracies, and never-ending plot twists in their haunting, fast-paced novels. Short readings and discussion. Moderated […]


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